Sunday, December 14, 2014

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I can't believe how close Christmas is!  We have already had our work party, most of the gifts are wrapped, and we have an upcoming neighbor party, phew things have been busy!  We thought Chase had given up on believing in Santa this year but out of the blue the other day he announced he changed his mind and that he wants to believe this year. Lol - I wonder if he is afraid he won't get gifts if he doesn't believe. 

This weekend B took me to see the Moscow Ballet perform the Nutcracker as an early surprise. It was really fun - I can see why every little girl (or grown adult in my case) wishes they had a sparkly tutu and tiara to dance in.  Who wouldn't want to be a ballerina??

Keira was so tired she passed out on the couch while watching tv...

Last night we had a little gift giving get together with a friend. He spoils our kids and always thinks of the perfect gifts. They were so happy! They even got a head start on grandparent gifts. It's good to be a kid!

We still have to squeeze in Zoo lights, maybe some baking if we can find the time, and some of my favorite holiday movies. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Puppy Love

Meet Jaxx...

and Dog...

Keira will not call Stark anything but Dog....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Keira's First Phrase

Keira has looked at B and said "my Dada" three times now!  It is the only time she has strung words together. So cute.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Decorations

We put our tree up on Thanksgiving this year. I love putting up the tree and sorting through all the ornaments. 

Keira was a big fan of the sparkles on the tree skirt.

She has also been enjoying taking ornaments off the tree...

And lastly a cute Daddy snuggles picture just for fun. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  

This year I am so thankful for my family.  I have the best children, husband, and parents that anyone could ask for.  I am glad that we are all healthy and happy and I am looking forward to spending the day with everyone.

This morning Keira decided to give us a scare by bonking her head on the coffee table.  Check out that goose egg!  Ouch!

Here is a picture of Chase at almost the exact same age with his own little injury (this must be an accident prone age).

Just for giggles here are a few Chase and Keira pictures for comparison.  Same squeezable cheeks, same wispy mullet, same button noses.  So cute.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


B and I both admitted that as a kid loft and bunk beds were the coolest thing ever. So of course when we found this bed at IKEA we couldn't resist getting it for Chase. 

 Keira of course tried to help put the bed together which wasn't helpful at all.

What kid wouldn't like this right?!

Now if only we can get him to stay in it past 6 AM...

Big Hero 6

Chase and I saw Big Hero 6 today - two thumbs up from both of us.  It was heartfelt, funny, and action packed.  We will probably end up buying this one when it comes out on video.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Growing Up

We just got Chase's Second Grade school photo.  He looks so big!

Here is the one from last year.  Such a good lookin' kiddo,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Pikachu peek-a-boo!

Oddly the little toys were way more popular with the kids than candy this year...

No really...take the glove already!!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy evening!